Peter Parker Becomes Unemployed

Marvel Comics has never shied away from linking their superhero stories to the hot-button issue of the moment, and it appears this week as though they'll be aligning their more recognizable hero with those Americans hit hardest by the recession when Peter Parker becomes unemployed in this Wednesday's "Amazing Spider-Man" #623. The publisher released a new Pasqual Ferry teaser hinting at the ins and outs of the downtrodden story by Mark Waid and Paul Azaceta. Check out the image and Marvel's full press release below!

New York, NY (March 1, 2010) - Marvel Comics has two words to say to Spider-Man's alter ego Peter Parker -- You're Fired! Beginning in Amazing Spider-Man #623, on-sale March 3rd, everyone's favorite friendly neighborhood hero has to not only survive key arch nemesis Vulture's reign of terror...but also losing his job at the Mayor's office! Peter Parker lays it all on the line to protect J. Jonah Jameson and keep the city from ripping itself apart, but Peter's sacrifice winds up costing his career as a photographer.

But when you can't pay the bills, how's a Super Hero supposed to buy web-fluid and fix his costume? Spider-Man's about to learn that with great power and great responsibility comes the great need to be employed -- which isn't so easy when you're blacklisted in New York City!

"Peter Parker's been through some rough times lately, with all of his deadliest foes returning, and he couldn't lose his job at a worse time" said Senior Editor Steve Wacker. "He's going to struggle with unemployment and trying to save the city while he can barely afford to keep a roof over his head."

The intrigue starts in Amazing Spider-Man #623 with the shocking next installment, Amazing Spider-Man #624, spinning into stores just one week later - March 10!

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